Team Lead Business Case Process

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
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  • Category: Project Management
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1508064
  • Job Title: Team Lead Business Case Process
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  • Summary:
  • Enhance business case development, including best practice advice and guidance to the Transport Services group.  
  • Provide technical leadership to enable the team so can reach their full potential 
  • Flexible location – Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch 


Ko wai mātou | About us  

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. Waka Kotahi has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.  

Transport Services is an end-to-end business group that focuses on our transport system – from policy and planning, through design and delivery, to maintenance and operations. We have some of the most capable and motivated people in the industry providing a transport system that enhances the way New Zealanders live, travel work and connect. 

Transport Services is changing, and a new operating model is being introduced to enable us to meet the growing demands on our transport system, better serve our regions and fully develop our multimodal transport capability. This new operating model has created over 50 exciting new opportunities nationwide to keep Aotearoa moving  


Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity  

The purpose of this role is to lead the team who are charged with lifting the quality and efficiency of business case practice within Transport Services, supporting the achievement of those requirements by working alongside the practitioners  and assess the outcomes against the Waka Kotahi investment framework.  

As well as being accountable for the Waka Kotahi values and behaviours, your role has the following specific key accountabilities:  

  • Create the lines of sight between the work of the team with Programme and Standards, Transport Services and Waka Kotahi priorities and direction and bring the prioirties to life within the team work programme.   
  • Communicate well within and on behalf of the team to ensure alignment, understanding and to create clarity.  
  • Provide clarity around priorities, roles and responsibilities and the programme of work.  
  • Provide technical leadership to enable team members to reach their full potential and to create an engaged and aligned team within the business case development and investment frameworks.  
  • Lead the delivery of the programme of work that enhances business case development and investment function, including best practice advice and guidance  
  • Ensure integration of the business case lifecycle with the project management lifecycle for Transport Services and structured change processes for proposed variations  
  • Provide leadership to enable team members to reach their full potential and to create an engaged and aligned team.  


Ko koe tēnei | About you   

As well as your leadership attributes, you will need to bring your ‘know how’:  

  • Proven experience of working on Business Cases is essential   
  • Good knowledge of transport issues; or other related policy areas  
  • A solid understanding of the Business Case Approach (through the Agency or Treasury models)  
  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning and collaborative behaviour  
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening skills are essential  
  • A good knowledge of NZTA investment frameworks or government business processes would be an advantage  
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience  


 Rā Katinga | Applications close Tuesday 16th February 2021  

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.   

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.  

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.